Romantic art tended to revolve around nature or some heroic deed, ignoring or tuning away from industry and logic, and when it did not, it reviled it. Paintings often depicted beautiful landscapes such as those by Friedrich and Turner. William Wordsworth wrote poems about nature that portrayed it as a mystical, mysterious force. Romantic writers, such as Edgar Allen Poe and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe emphasized emotion, tragic figures, and sometimes mystery giving rise to Gothic literature. Romanticism responded to industrialization by shunning it and turning to nature, emotion, and mysticism.
In my opinion the most impressive art periods were the Romanticism period and the Realism period. In this essay I will show the history of both periods, compare and contrast from each period, and show how the realism period evolved from the romanticism period. The artistic movement of Romanticism began in the 1700’s and lasted about a century. It was first a reaction against the industrial revolution. Romanticism began in Britain and spread throughout Europe.
Both texts revel the tension between idealism and reality. Analyse and compare how this shared idea is represented in the texts and evaluate the extent to which it is impacted by the composers’ context. When does our attainable dream of love, become an idealised fantasy? The universal conceptualization of love is a subject explored throughout history and literature. Elizabeth Barrett-Browning’s sonnet sequence Sonnets from the Portugeuse, explores the experence of idealised love in the patriarchal confines of the Victorian era, juxtaposed against F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby, which comments on the unatanability of idealised love due to the corruption of the American dream.
Like many artists of the 1880’s, the Post-Impressionist wanted to portray “emotion and intellect as well as the visual imagery” ("Post impressionist,"). Some of these paintings were very expressive and sometimes emotional, such as the paintings by Van Gogh. The abstractness of these paintings were often underappreciated and ridiculed by society, like the works Van Gogh. It wasn’t until years later that some of these works were appreciated and valued. Many Post-Impressionism works of art were inspired by the historical events occurring at that time.
Eliot,Ezra Pound, or E.E. Cummings went on to produce significant work after World War II. The questions of impersonality and objectivity seem to be crucial to Modernist poetry. Modernism developed out of a tradition of lyrical expression, emphasising the personal imagination, culture, emotions and memories of the poet. For the modernists, it was essential to move away from the merely personal towards an intellectual statement that poetry could make about the world.
Romanticism Romanticism was begun in England and Germany in the 1770’s, and later on it had spread throughout Europe by the 1820’s. Romanticism emphasized emotional and spontaneous approaches. It was formed to go against Neoclassicism. Romanticism was focused on imagination, emotion and freedom by the way of individualism. Artists emphasized their personal, emotions and dramatic aspects of literary and historical subject matter.
Along with the invention of the printing press in the mid-fifteenth century, the Renaissance artistic developments spread to other parts of Europe and started the creation of the Northern Renaissance. Religion played a big part in both the Italian Renaissance and the Northern Renaissance, which is one of the biggest similarities in their art. With the central idea of Humanism, both Italian Renaissance and Northern Renaissance emphasized man and individualism. However, they were different in many ways due to the culture, social, timing and the geography differences. For example, while the early Italian Renaissance abandoned the traditional Gothic style during the 15th century, the Northern Renaissance didn’t break out from it so quickly due to a host of social and political reasons including the Reformation.
Essay Topic #1 Identify define or describe, and finally compare and contrast two of the Expressionists groups of the early 20th century. Refer to specific artists and works to illustrate your points. “Expressionism is a tendency of an artist to distort reality for an emotional effect; its subjective art form.” (1) Expressionism was seen in many different kinds of forms which included literature, theater art, paintings, music and architecture. Expressionism developed in the late 19th centuries and in the early 20th centuries and they were academic standards which were overcome in Europe since the Renaissance which were between 1300 and 1600. (2) An artist tries to see the most compelling form in the piece of art.
Analysis of “Poetry and Religion” by Les Murray. Poetry is an imaginative awareness expressed through meaning, sound, and rhythmic language choices so as to evoke an emotional response. It is also an ancient form that has gone through numerous and drastic reinvention over time. The nature of poetry as an authentic and individual mode of expression makes it nearly impossible to define. While religion is a collection of cultural systems, belief systems, and worldviews that establishes symbols that relate humanity to spiritual and, sometimes, to moral values.
In the late eighteenth and early to mid nineteenth century a once realist Europe fell into the romantic era, becoming whimsical and imaginative were things had once been structured and focused on reason. Mary Shelley was one of the artistic individuals who would dig into their imaginations and push literature, in Frankenstein, to a bound that went beyond the realms of reality, embodying many elements of romanticism. The romantic era looked at the true beauty of nature, and human emotion, allowing free